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Pronunciation: dri-pil'ing

Definition: The improper taking of medication in a dry form (pills, tablets, capsules) without following such dosage with water or liquid to allow the medication to pass through the esophagus; can damage esophagus, especially with repeated behaviors.

See Also: esophagitis

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